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that threatens the lives and safety of south koreans. japanese prime minister shinzo abe and u.s. president barack obama are trying to figure out how to punish north korea. they spoke on the phone and agreed to push for additional sanctions through the united nations security council. abe told obama that the nuclear tests severely damages peace and security not only in northeast asia but around the globe. he said he wants officials in both administrations to work together to bring in financial sanctions. abe cited a previous u.s. sanction as a good example. in 2005 officials at the treasury department imposed penalties on u.s. financial institutions that dealt with north korea. obama said u.s. officials too want to cooperate. he said world leaders need to agree on a firm response. north korean scientists conducted a nuclear test on tuesday in violation of previous u.n. resolutions. abe is set to visit washington later this month to meet with obama in person. >>> obama's new secretary of state gave world leaders a push of his own. john kerry said they need to show they are serious about cont
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. the u.s. airways/american airlines merger is ready for take-off, and the companies say they see no turbulence ahead from washington regulators. and senate democrats offer their plan to head off the sequester's sharp spending cuts. we get the details from michigan senator debbie stabenow. we have that and more tonight on "n.b.r." two big sweetheart deals on this valentine's day: american airlines is merging with u.s. airways, creating the world's largest airline company; and warren buffett is buying h.j. heinz, the biggest food company acquisition ever. we'll have more on american in a moment, but we begin tonight with buffett and that surprising mega-food deal. the billionaire investor is teaming up with the billionaire owners of 3g capital to buy the ketchup maker for $28 billion. the private equity group and buffett's berkshire hathaway are paying $72.50 a share in cash. that's a 20% premium over heinz's closing price yesterday. ruben ramirez reports. >> reporter: the oracle of omaha now has a new title: ketchup king. for the first time, warren buffett, who's shied away from w
more well-established u.s. brands look to do deals with partners in fast-growing emerging markets as a way to spark growth. ruben ramirez, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: steve farley is familiar with warren buffett's recipe for success. his new york investment firm, farley capital, has held berkshire hathaway stock for two decades. >> so, steve, we know that warren buffett likes bargains. he's a penny pincher, self-described. and here he's paying a 20% premium for h.j. heinz. are you concerned he's overpaying? >> i'm not. i think first of all, the way buffett, what he is concerned about is the price he's paying for the value he's getting. it's really irrelevant to him what premium he is paying to what price someone else pays a week ago. it's really irrelevant. it's the price he's paying and value es's getting and i think he's getting good value. >> susie: berkshire hathaway stock rose a little on the news. does it make sense to put new money to buy berkshire a shares at $149,000 a share or even the b shares at close to the $100 level, what do you think? >> well, you know, for years
to the streets across the country. bahrain is home to the u.s. navy's fifth fleet and a close u.s. ally in the region. we'll have more on the protests later in the broadcast. in the united states, nearly 50 people were arrested wednesday in front of the white house calling on president obama to reject the keystone xl pipeline. the pipeline would deliver tar sands oil from canada to refineries in texas. but critics who've joined a mounting campaign of civil disobedience say it will bring climate disaster. on tuesday, a group of protesters including leading scientists, activists and celebrities sat down and refused to move. some zip-tied themselves to a fence. those arrested included environmentalist bill mckibben, actress daryl hannah, and nasa climate scientist james hansen and former chair of the naacp julian bond. the protest was a landmark for the sierra club environmental group after its board endorsed an act of civil disobedience for the first time in its 120-year history. director michael brune was among those arrested. >> so we know we cannot win on climate change if we continue
will announce that 34,000 troops will be home from afghanistan one year from today. that's roughly half of the u.s. forces in that country. the president is expected to outline his plan during tonight's state of the union address, but troop drawdown marks itself next -- the next phase of the president's plan. he wants to end the u.s.-led war in afghanistan by 2014. thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. >>> university of maryland students woke up to troubling news today. to of their fellow students are dead and a third student has been injured. plus are calling this a murder- suicide. it happened at their off campus housing in the 8700 block of 36th avenue after metzerott road in college park, maryland. delia goncalves has been covering this story all morning. she's live at the scene with the latest information. delia? >> reporter: jc, police are not yet identifying these three victims, but we can tell you that the third student, he's in the hospital right now expected to be okay. this is what we know happened. it was -- started insides the house with some kind of confrontation. it spilled out
. american airlines and u.s. airways agreeing to a merger, they would become the world's biggest airline. >> in south africa, an olympic sprinter and double amputee has been arrested in the shooting death of a woman. good morning, washington. it's thursday, february 14. i am scott thuman. >> i am cynne simpson. let's get to meteorologist jacqui jeras on this valentine's day. >> happy valentine's day, everybody. we got an inch of snow or less across the area. just a trace at reagan national. i cannot even see anything on the grass. germantown had an inch as well as winchester. just shy of an inch in wgaithersburg. most of its stock to the grassy areas. temperatures hovering around the freezing mark. watch for slick spots on the roadways this morning especially if they are elevated. 35 degrees at reagan national. a beautiful day to look forward to. lots of sunshine with a high around 49 degrees. a big cooldown for the weekend. the seven-day forecast is minutes away. first, jamee? >> i needed to scrape my window. so little extra time is needed for that. watch for slick spots especially brid
, american airlines and u.s. airways have announced they will join forces to create the world's largest airline. the new carrier will keep the name american airlines. it will be run by the u.s. airways ceo of the parker while american airlines ceo tom horton will become chairman. this deal has been in the works since august when creditors forced american airlines to consider a merger. the merger of american and u.s. airways will be slight bit bigger than united airlines. >> the current cruise ship that has been without power since a fire at its engine room is expected to report today and will will alabama. the cut will triumph is being towed from where it broke down in the gulf of mexico. more than four dozen people on board. carvel cruise lines says it is canceling another 12 voyages for the disabled ship. the cruises aboard the triumph were taken to placto take placem february 21st of their april 13th. passengers will be fully refunded at get discounts on future cruises. a future cruise probably would not sound so good at this point. >> expect more stories to come to light once they g
it through. >> on the floor of the u.s. senate thursday, a first step in what could be a stand off of former senator chuck hagel's nomination to be the next secretary of defense. >> on this vote the yays are 58. the nays are 40. >> confirmation remains in question. >> taken policy positions that i believe call into question the quality of his professional judgment on issues critical to national defense. >> senator john mccain and lindsay gram say they are opposing hagel about israel and troop surges in iraq which are at odds to u.s. policy. >> it was unnerving some of the things that came out of that hearing. created more questions and doubts than confidence. >> hagel, the former will you be pick an senator declined for appear to struggle in explaining decisions. >> we're right? >> i would defer in your judgment to sort that out. >> the committee deserves your judgment. >> republicans have sought to link confirmation to continued questions over the benghazi attack. white house responded to questions in a letter today while democrats tried to be opponents. >> we got a car going on in afghanis
major deals. what's pressuring stocks? >> a fascinating look at ceo confidence, pwc's u.s. chairman is standing by. right now, he has his annual ceo survey. it might surprise you. >> calling senate's bluff on spending. lou dobbs weighs in. >> news on the stranded carnal cruise ship. the clock cannot turn fast enough. those poor people. >> i agree. up to speed on the markets, back to the floor, annie coal -- and nicole, another sideways day. >> dow down six points, not far off the unchanged line for all three major averages. the nasdaq and s&p squeeze out gains, the dow slightly to the downside. s&p, as we talked about yesterday, right, broader average, and the dow just has 30. it moves the archings more. one thing the traders talked about from the minute i walked in this morning was europe. you see the euro lower, the dollar is strong on a day where we heard that europe is struggling with growth over in germany, in particular, that's the real big one. france and italy would be in there. when you talk about the eurozone and growth potential seeing it is disappointing and not pulling
perez. >> the u.s. is in the cross hairs. the intelligence community reportedly believes the united states is the target of a mass of cyber espionage campaign. they identified china as the main threat. several reports say apple closing next mobile device may be wristwatch that will perform some of the same functions as a smartphone including messages and pavements -- payments. there's a game that you manage circles to reach a total of 100. it is one of the brainy games on the ipad. >> it is a relaxing game, but is maybe a little hard at work for your brain. >> it's available also on the iphone. [hirring ] [ creaking ] [ male announcer ] trophies a awards lift you up. but they can also hold you back. unless you ask, what's next? [ zapping ] [ clang this is the next level of performance. the next level of innovation. the next rx. the f sport. this is the pursuit of perfection. >> in laurel and beltsville the tub water should start clearing up today. a contractor broken water main on the weekend causing cloudy water and low water pressure. officials say
forces are ready to replace american troops. but many ordinary afghans say the u.s. is leaving too soon. >> over the next year, another 34,000 american troops will come home from afghanistan. this drawdown will continue and by the end of next year, our war in afghanistan will be over. >> reporter: president obama says the 11-year conflict is finally coming to a close. but as he put the finishing touches on his state of the union address, the war claimed another round of victims. afghan government officials say a nato air strike killed at least 10 civilians, half of them children, in the remote mountains of eastern afghanistan. killing the innocent while hunting insurgents has long made this conflict controversial. analysts say the country's violence will likely continue long after u.s. troops depart. >> i think what matters to them is getting their people out, getting their kids out, being able to talk about the victory but for afghans, that victory is continued war. >> reporter: the main task with bringing u.s. troops home is now general joseph doneford. he became the most senior ameri
bars >> a huge merger takes off. american airlines and u.s. airways prepared to create the world's largest airline clerks are you ready for this it's one of the new ingredients on the new beyonce sandwich "good morning washington at 5:00 begins now. >> >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> i'm not sure where we were going with that story. it's thursday, february 14. i am cynne simpson. >> i am scott thuman. it's valentine's day. scott and cynne forever, i like to call it. >> that is so sweet. >> it's a great day for friends or more than friends. snow lovers are not as happy today. not much accumulation in d.c. a few spots got around an inch. germantown at about an inch. gaithersburg, just shy of an inch. chantilly had about a quarter of an inch. the road could be a little slippery and elevated areas. otherwise just wet. 35 degrees in d.c. and 34 at dulles 36 in martinsburg and 30 in manassas. the forecast will bring up your mood. lots of sunshine, temperatures in the upper 40's, almost 50 this afternoon. a big cooldown in the seven-day forecast. w
approaching vasco road. mass transit on time. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> american airlines and u.s. airways just announced plans for a merger. the $11 billion deal will create the largest airline in the world. it will combine the american look and old name with american in bankruptcy, up to a federal judge to decide if the deal will be a good one for its creditors. if the deal flies, the world's four biggest airlines would control nearly 70% of all air traffic. experts say ticket prices could take off as a result. >> even though people say that, you know, this particular merger of u.s. airways and american articles isn't going to raise ticket prices, i don't believe that one bit. >> the two airlines have been in negotiations since august. >>> this morning, passengers being towed to port on that disabled cruise ship are counting the hours until they finally arrive back on solid ground. the carnival triumph is being tugged across the gulf of mexico. live pictures, this is off mobile, alabama where i'm sure people can't wait to get off that ship.
a handful of clients. >> facebook and the bank says nothing about its process was illegal. >> u.s. airways and american airlines seal the $11 billion deal to create the world's largest airline. the new carrier will keep the american airlines name. it will run by u.s. airways ceo of douglas parker. while american airlines ceo tom horton will become chairman. the deal has been in the works and all the creditors forced american airlines to consider a merger. the merger of american u.s. airways will be slightly bigger the united airlines and it reduces the number of major u.s. airlines to 4. >> this year, gross cost of launching a cookie finder app to help connect scout cookie mongering customers. the app allows users to find out when and where a local group is having a sale, and then create calendars marking down upcoming cookie sales. >> if there are no both sales nearby, users can enter the contact information and ask to be contacted by their local scout with further details. >> users can share their findings with friends of facebook followers on twitter. >> still ahead explosive devices in
information regarding u.s. consulate attack in benghazi. some say after next week's recess, though, hagel will be ultimately confirmed. >>> during a live streaming google hangout chat thursday president obama defended his administration's use of drones in the war on terror insisting everything the government has done is legal. he did admit the public should know more about how that program works. >> what i think is absolutely true is that it is not sufficient for citizens to just take my word for it that we're doing the right thing. >> a classified memo recently revealed u.s. citizens suspected of terrorism have been targets of drone attacks and strikes. when asked if the u.s. could target americans on american soil, the president said no. >>> olympian oscar pistorius is behind bars. he's accused of shooting his model girlfriend, reeva steenkamp inside his home, a crime prosecutors said was premeditat premeditated. he walked into court with his head bowed and broke down in tears. they have given few details other than she died of multiple gunshot wounds. earlier reports speculated she mig
and u.s. airways, find out if it will affect travel prizes, next. >> the rain is starting to clear out to the east and we're watching the next batch of moisture. we will have details coming up. here is a live look at ocean city and it is foggy there. the rain is 32 and along the coast. in baltimore, is 46 deg >> more and more signs point to a likely merger brief -- between american airlines and united airways with a formal announcement perhaps coming this week. what would this mean for ticket prices? >> if you already bought -- thought you were paying a lot to fly, a merger between american airlines and usair was could add insult to injury. >> this is the fourth mega- merger in three years. >> in the long term, there will be less competition and this will raise ticket prices. in the short term, we are already going to seek higher prices. >> there are bright spots to this potential merger. travelers may have a better experience in the long run. >> you'll get on airplanes and there is moonlighting and you will look up and the bins will hold your bag. you will sit down in seats that were
on the money. it is the u.s. government versus standard & poor's. the most aggressive move yet to hold accountable a company at the center of the financial melt down of 2008. the $5 billion civil suit charges s&p intended to defraud investors by giving securities created from subprime loans aaa ratings they didn't deserve. the attorney says not so fast. >> the government has to show in this case not that a lot of people lost money because of the investments. government has to show the s&p literally disbelieved its ratings. >> meanwhile it was a choppy week for the markets. the dow with the worst day of the year monday falling triple digits and getting most of it back on tuesday. market residence bounded later in the week. what's next? >> i think we'll have a correction. the market started with investors complacent. now they are almost euphoric. everybody you have on the program thinks the market is going higher. the market, when it has a good january usually has a great year. there is a feeling of comfort. we have a lot of hurdles to get over. >> dale hopes a new deal to go private wil
time, bay area. >> thank you. coming up next a first in the u.s.. the governor proves high tech device can treat blindness. >> taking a picture of how much we should reduce salt in diets. >> i'm michael finney. do you own a chrysler? the auto maker announces a recall of popular trucks and suvs. >>> in healthy living news patients who lost sight because of a rare disorder may be able to regain vision using a new implantable device. fda approved first treatment for an inherited disorder that causes a breakdown of cells in the retina. we first told you about the so mÑ the system includes a small video camera and transmitter on a pair of glasses that work in conjunction with an artificial retina. the fda says it will not fully restore vision it should allow them to detect light and dark. >> a study find the u.s. could prevent up to a half million deaths over the u.s. if americans cut their salt intake. institute of medicine recommends most healthy people get 1500 milligramz of sodium per day. average american consumes more like 3600 every day. the study is in the journal hyper teengs a re
the markets, trading mixed in a narrow range. u.s. airways, we have turbulence there. it is down about 8% and change. this, as the rumor becomes the news. u.s. airways merging with asr, parent of american airlines, the deal that creates the world's largest character. sketchers off to the races, shares are skyrocketing here, a nice move of 12%, the maker of mens and women's footware with whether or not blowout numbers, and we got the shoes, yeah, thanks to strong demand, up believable demand for shoes in retail stores, wholesale business, women's, domestic, everything looking good. what's getting the american consumer on board with sketchers? coming up, on the run with sketcher's ceo, a fox business exclusive. let's get to that match made in hog heaven as in food hfn. 3g capital buying ketchup maker, heinz. yes, you heard it correctly, heinz. the transaction valued at $28 billion, the largest ever for the food industry. taking a look at what it is, $72.50 a share. that's a 20% premium, and, you know, actually, initially, you have the stock above that, and now it is slightly below it so ma
and truck sales in the u.s. could be better than last year's numbers, and those were the highest in five years. last year, we spent a lot of time talking about evs - electric vehicles, hybrids and plug-ins. analysts say the buzz is a little less because those cars have become a part of the line-up. but fear of being stranded somewhere with no place to plug in is still a concern for consumers. the ntsb is out with its findings about boeing's battery trouble aboard its dreamliner. safety investigators are linking the fire to a short-circuit in a lithium ion battery. the battery caught fire aboard a boeing 787 parked in boston. it's still not clear what sparked the flame, and figuring out could take weeks. investigators are checking into the charge going into the battery as well as the design of the battery. internal emails may expose more about jp morgan's bad home loans. dexia, a belgian-french bank and an investor in jp morgan securities, filed the lawsuit accusing the bank of hiding or adjusting reviews of bad mortgage deals. internal correspondence showed that jp morgan bundled the mor
to show you takes the prize. they are the new record holders for the longest married couple here in the u.s.. john and anne better have been married for 80 years. oh. got hitched in 1932. but -- >> charlie. >> had an arranged marriage for her with another man. so the couple ran off and eloped. now they are shocked they hold the record. what was that -- what? >> no, am i wrong? you made it sound like oh! 80 years. >> 80 years. >> most people would find that blissful. >>> all right well mel gibson tried to figure it out but there's one simple list for guys of what women really want. >> we'll tell you when "good morning maryland" at 5:00 begins right now. >>> his weapons were legal but trespassing on a school was not. now police want to know what this guy was doing and how he got inside that building. >>> she's an inspiration to women who want to get into politics. today we remember the longest serving maryland delegate. >>> all right, super bowl champs, we know that. but what would you say the state of the ravens are today? we're going to hear from the men in charge on this thursday morning f
. >> and how the merger between american airlines and u.s. airways could affect how much you pay for your next flight. the nightmare cruise for passengers who endured a week on a disabled shi >>> and now at 6:30, it is almost over. the nightmare cruise for passengers who have endured a week adrift on that disabled ship. but even this final day was plagued with problems. passengers had to get by without power, working toilets, little food. but now the cruise ship carnival triumph is just about to arrive in mobile, alabama. cbs reporter randall pinkston in mobile. how soon they expect it to get there, randall? >> reporter: we're expecting the ship to arrive here at the terminal sometime around midnight, possibly a little later than midnight. and then of course, hours for everyone to get off. we're being told by relatives who have been talking to their loved ones on board that the stench is unbearable, the conditions inhuman, but soon the suffering will be over. the broken-down carnival ship triumph is expected to finally dock it evening. >> this is going
by e-mail, it is completely wrong. the u.s. postal service is not the victim of e-mail and text messages. it is the victim of alec and the koch brothers. why, you ask? quite simple, really. the usps is the number one employer of unionized labor in the united states and provides an affordable universal service that a private company could and would charge us all much, much more for. two huge no-nos for the right wing. the reason the right wing crafted the legislation to destroy the postal service. we're joined now by nationally and internationally syndicated radio host the brilliant thom hartmann who wrote an incredible piece about this very subject for truth out.org called the usps media hashtag fail. >> great to be with you. >> john: please complain what the postal accountability enhancement act is and what its effects have been. >> well, you know, there were some reasonable and some good changes in that act which is -- as far as i can tell, how it got out of the house government oversight committee henry waxman and other democrats basically signing of on it. it was passed by a
postponed the vote saying she wants more details on the white house drone program and the tax on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> still ahead, a campaign fundraiser turned uglyout side facebook founder mark zuckerberg's california home. we'll tell you why. >>> some welcome news no those stranded cruise ship passengers. we'll tell you all about it when we come back.  >>> later today, the nightmare for thousands strappedded on -- stranded on a cruise ship will finally be over. the ship is expected to dock in moab beal, alabama today. it is offering passengers an additional $500 in compensation because of all this. >>> a crowe gathered outside mark zuckerberg's home last night as he hosted a fund raiser event for new jersey governor chris christie. this seemingly odd couple first met in 2010 when zuckerberg donate $100 million to newark public schools. zuckerberg is not registered with any political party. >>> special recognition for those far from the combat zone. the pentagon is creating a new medal that can be awarded to troops who have a direct impact on combat operations b
and u.s. airways are announcing an $11 billion merger this morning. it will create the world's largest airline. sharyl attkisson is at reagan national airport just outside of washington. sharyl, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, this is the seventh merger since 2005 in an industry that faces stiff competition and rising fuel prices. few may be paying more for your tickets. the new airline will take the american airlines name helping to boost a company that's been in bankruptcy for more than a year. american has struggled to compete in recent years as its rivals have grown. the marriage between number three american and number four u.s. airways will create the world's largest carrier, bigger than united which merged with continental in 2010 and delta, which merged with northwest in 2008. american's ceo tom horton told "cbs this morning" travel editor peter greenberg last month that merging was the only way to prevent collapse. >> you've got to move fast in this business and time for our companies to start looking forward. >> reporter: four airlines will c
- bodied athletes in the london olympics. >>> the deal is done. american airlines and u.s. airways just announced an $11 billion merger. it would create the world's largest airline. susan mcginnis looks at what this could mean for passengers. >>> reporter: american airs and u.s. airways are joining forces to form the biggest airline in the world. >> our best goal going forward is to make it the biggest strongest airline in the country and i suppose that's about to happen. >> reporter: the combined carrier will have american airlines' new look and its old name ranking ahead of united which joined continental in 2010 and delta which absorbed northwest airlines in 2008. >> the only way to survive at least some of the airlines believe is to merge together, grow and then don't overlap as much. >> reporter: with american in bankruptcy it will be up to a federal judge to decide if the deal will be a good one for its creditors. >> american if it had not done some sort of merger would have been inferior to its bigger competitors in terms of its net worth. >>
major airlines. >> yeah the deal american airlines and u.s. airways have now agreed to and how that could affect you the next time you choose one of the carriers. >> and we have 30s for low temperatures this morning. but i'll tell you when we'll have 30s for high temperatures. those details coming up. >> well, lynette we are dealing with heavy delays here on 695 and baltimore national pike. and many accidents across the region. i'll have all the details coming up on "good morning maryland." a can of del monte green beans? ♪ ♪ ♪ grown in america. picked and packed at the peak of ripeness. the same essential nutrients as fresh. del monte. bursting with life. >>> well, we're working for you this morning. if you haven't looked out window yet. this is what you're waking up this. this is a live picture from rogers forge in baltimore county. as you can see looks like there's some ice on the road and definitely snow. you're going to have to allow some time to clear out the car. >>> thanks for being with us, we are working for you this morning. right to meteorologist lynette charl
the money." it is the u.s. government versus standard & poor's. the most aggressive move yet by the justice department to hold accountable a financial company at the center of the financial melt down of 2008. the $5 billion civil suit charges s&p intended to defraud investors, aaa ratings they did not deserve. standard & poor's' attorney says not so farst fast. >> the ratings that were issued were believed by the people who issued them and that's what the government has got to disprove, that -- the government's got to show in this case not that a lot of people lost money because of their investments. the government has to show that standard & poor's literally disbelieved the tradings. >> meanwhile, choppy week for the markets. dow with its worse day of the year on monday falling triple digits and then getting most of that back on tuesday. the markets rebounded later in the week. so what's next? >> i still think we're going to have a correction. the markets started the year with the investors pretty complacent. now they're almost euphoric. everybody you have on the program thinks the market
outside and they're incinerated in the drone attack. one of these guys was on the u.s. side. so not only is class value damage but also creates a -- collateral damage but also creates a lot of resentment. >> families and children killed, especially in northern pakistan but families and children of terrorists. and so, you know, i don't know that it's gotten much farther beyond that. >> brennan was asked this week about -- by senator wideman. what do we do if we make a mistake? and the c.i.a. director was quick to respond and said, we need to make that public, unlike -- >> i think the real problem here is that this has been an executive branch operation. what they're now doing is opening it up to the appropriate people in the congress because the more eyeballs you have on the policy, maybe there should be a court, as dianne feinstein suggests but you demystify it. chris: when you're commander in chief, you have three options, start a war, put in an army to get the bad guys or use an elite team, a seal team, for example, to go in at a great risk to them and aggravation to the host country l
. >> meanwhile intel has confirmed plans to launch an online streaming tv service this year. >> the u.s. treasury reported a rare surplus in january of $2.9 billion. thanks to that social security tax cut that expired last month. >>> meanwhile, transunion says the national rate on late payments on home loans has fallen to the lowest level in four years. 79% of women said a romantic dinner and movie is their preferred valentine's day date. happy valentine's day not is that complicated. but a sweet treat wouldn't hurt. edible shoe designs from a dallas chocolatier go from $30 to $50 a pair. that's a bargain compared to the real thing. >>> meet the world's fastest basketball free-throw shooter in action. >>> plus, what started this courtroom brawl. and how did it get so out of control? >>> now to some other stories that caught our eye this morning. >> drama in a courtroom where two families were attending a sentencing hearing broke out into an all out brawl. police had to use pepper spray and pin down some of the fighters to regain control of the situation. one person was sent to the hospital and tw
san francisco pay more than $1 million in fees. the judge ruled the lawsuit wasm+7ev moot after the u.s. fih and wildlife service determined maintenance would not harm the animals. >> tailor farms recalling it's baby spinach because of fears of e coally contamination sold as full circle organic ask other names in other states. it comes in 16 ounce tray was a best buy date of 2-24-2013. >> a consumer group wants the federal government to control how much sugar is in beverages americans drink saying soda and other sugar drinks have unsafe levels of high fructose corn syrup. a typical bottle of soda has about 16 added teaspoons and does not recommend maximum levels but agencies say three teaspoon saz safe limit. the petition has a backing of 10 major cities. including boston and los angeles. >> american airlines and u.s. to become the world's biggest carrier. boards just aproufed the merger late today according to sources. the merged company will operate under the american airlines name but u.s. airways ceo will run it. a formal announcement is expected tomorrow morning. >> thousands of pe
on the u.s. consulate in benghazi last september 11th. >>> well, it may be appropriate timing on this valentine's day. a major corporate marriage made official. american airlines and usairways are now one giant airline. the largest in all the world. it's a deal designed to pull american out of bankruptcy and make it better able to compete in the big leagues. but what does it mean for all us air travelers? our report tonight from nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: since 1934, american airlines has been a corporate icon. helping to build new york's laguardia airport, hiring the first female airline pilot, the first electronic tickets. ♪ something special in the air >> reporter: but after years of struggle, it surrendered to bankruptcy protection in late 2011. today, a lifeline in the form of an $11 billion merger with usairways. >> we will once again be an industry leader, worthy of the name american airlines. america's flag carrier. >> reporter: if approved, the deal would make american the world's largest airline. but after so many mergers in recent years, only four airlines,
questions answered. >> some senators said they want to examine information regarding the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi. majority harry reid plans to bring it up at the end of the month. >>> president obama again defended his administration's use of drones in the wear on terror. he did admit that the public should know about how the program works. >> what i think is absolutely true is that it's not sufficient for citizens to just take my word for it that we're doing the right thing. >> a classified memo recently revealed u.s. citizens suspected of terrorism have been targets of drone strikes. >>> today, a bail hearing for oscar pistorius, the olympic athlete and double amputee charged with murdering his girlfriend inside his upscale south african home, he arrived at court 24 hours after his arrest, he was taken into custody on thursday, after police said that he fatally shot his girlfriend reeva steenkamp four times. >>> police have given few details about the case other than to say that steenkamp died of multiple gunshot wounds. >>> billion-dollar bettor. the former mayor of san die
to be altered to please the regulators. the two beer makers cell about 46% of u.s. sales. revised decision would have to constellation brands. >>> apple is cutting the price of the lowest and mac book pro by $200. it will come down to $1499. the company is also updating the processors of its larger mac books. >>> his story of evercoming adversity inspired us. new an like athlete has been arrested for murder. details on the allegations. >>> how much is valentine's day going to cost you this year? we're breaking out how much people are shelling out to have a happy valentine's night. >>> all right. start off with a look at maryland's most powerful radar. crystal clear. looks like you'll have great weather as you head out the door with your sweetheart. 47 degrees. winds are northwest at 5. days getting longer. sunset past 5:45. you can see chilly conditions, mid-40s. as we go past this into our cameras you can see blue skies. a little bit of a slushy coating that did create icy problems, especially around anne arundel county. the same deal in dundalk. how about one more camera in towson at loch rave
in the middle there somewhere. marshall, thank you very much. connell: the value of u.s. stocks up by $12 trillion since 2009. those numbers are from the federal reserve. our next guest says there is still room in the stock market. our next guest is bryan was worried. >> marshall is the keynesian. i do not believe there is any evidence to prove that he is right that government spending helps the economy. prosperity of europe, it is in the post. in the last five years, you have had substantial guts and government expenditure. >> marshall, there is no government in europe that have cut spending in the last five years. zero. nada. over the last 40 years, france has had an 8.1 unemployment rate on average over 40 years. that would not fly here in the united states. >> i think we will have to agree to disagree. i think ronald reagan did in outstanding job. i think we would probably agree that was a good way to go. i do not think he did it by shrinking the government in this fiscal austerity graze. connell: we are both satisfied. >> i will end it with ronald reagan is a great president. [ laugh
more. >> what do you do? >> i have a system. as a surgeon you learn, it's like being in the u.s. army, you have to get up around the same exact time. the internal clock is important. even without the alarm, your body is used to it. when you go to bed your melatonin picks up. your sugar level is down, so when you wake up, you want a complete breakfast. studies show exercise before breakfast makes you lose weight. that's the best time of the day, it energizes you. between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. is when you do your entire day of work before anybody else wakes up. >> 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. is when i like to sleep. >> and end up with a nosebleed. >> great show. thanks. >>> we start this hour with a fox news extreme weather alert. the massive clean up under way in the northeast. a mess, following the historic blizzard that dumped nearly 3 feet of snow. the storm can blamed for at least five deaths, including a five-year-old boy in boston. right now crews all over the northeast are hard at work, trying to restore power to as many as 345,000 people who still don't have heat or electricity. t
all that romantic. it will be formally announced that american airlines parent is hooking up with u.s. airways group that would create the world's largest airline. american has been restructuring ushed bankruptcy -- under bankruptcy protection. creditors forced american to consider a merger rather than remain independent. under this all stock deal, american's creditors will actually wind up owning 72% of the combined airline and u.s. airways shareholders would get the rest. this tieup marries the third and fourth biggest carriers in the nation. some analysts are warning flyers could see fares rising across the industry in the future. >>> the u.s. lags behind many of its rivals when it comes to the minimum wayne. president obama is -- wage. president obama is proposing a hike to $9. that would still leave the lowest paid american workers way behind their counterparts in other developing countries. australia is actually tops with a minimum wage of nearly $17 an hour. next comes france, england and japan. but i'll tell you, not everybody thinks that raising the minimum wage is a good ide
>> shepard: the u.s. leads the globe when it comes to total plastic surgery, but we're not number one in every category. according to a reporting of the economist, the u.s. is not even in the top three for nose jobs. china, japan, and brazil lead that category. and south korea, greece, and italy all have a higher rate of plastic surgery when you factor in population. the report also shows that the number of plastic surgeries in the united states and the number one is ... breast augmentation. if you freeze it, they will come. i'm shepard smith. that's it for "studio b". we're all back tonight for the fox report. 7:00 eastern time, 6:00 in oxford. your world with cavuto is coming up. the dow has taken a last minute turnaround. once it learned about the rebel success, it's up. >>> no more mr. most o post mant least on saturdays. is that really going to fix the problem or is it time to deliver a plan that works? welcome, everybody, i'm eric bolin for neil cavuto. union costs spiraling out of control, the postal service cutting back on deliveries. >> deliverly will occur monday through
of protecting the middle class. >> he will demonstrate how we have to invest in manufacturing, making the u.s. a magnet for job growth, preparing our work force, and making sure that if you work hard, you can earn a good living. >> congress has two weeks to reach a budget deal to cut the deficit or face $85 billion in automatic spending cuts. the president is continuing an old argument with a balance of spending cuts and revenues. >> let us know one thing, when the ballots? >> gun-control is also on tonight's agenda. house democrats are bringing those affected by gun violence as their guests. from domestic battles to international unrest, president obama will have strong words for north korea who this morning conducted its third nuclear test. in a statement, the president called it a highly provocative act and promised to pursue firm action. in afghanistan, the president is expected to detail the end of the u.s.-led war there, promising 40,000 troops will be home by this time next year. florida senator rubio will deliver the republican response. following the address, the president leaves on
says it recognizes the current realities of war. >>> another drug tunnel between the u.s. and mexico has been shut down. this one was discovered in southern arizona. police say the crude, hand-dug tunnel is about 68 feet long and approximately 2 feet wide. more than 1,200 pounds of pot was found inside. >>> with that, a look, now, at weather across the country on this valentine's day morning. south florida could see some thunderstorms. the rest of the east coast should be pretty pleasant. atlanta and new orleans dry out after four days of rain. and carnival. ski resorts in the northern rockies get another foot of snow. >> temperatures in the northeast are leaning more towards spring than winter. boston is in the mid-40s. warmer-than-usual in the southwest, with dallas close to 70. if you want a warm valentine's day, head on over to miami. it's 82 degrees. >> not a bad call. that's a sexy city. not a bad holiday. >>> well, they've been staying out of the spotlight for a week. but today, the winners of virginia's $217 million powerball jackpot are coming forward. >> the lucky ticket wa
to be ready in the next five months. fox news confirmed general allen will retire. he over saw u.s. and nato fors during the petraeus scandal. he doesn't want to hut his family through any more scrutiny. >>> florida senator marco rubio hit some water due to the state of the union. rubio tweeted picked up over 3,000 new followers on twitter last night. i am going to start drinking water in the middle of all of my speeches. take a look at the marco rubio water bottle. reclaim america is offering one if you donate -- 25 bucks or more on-line. president obama's two big nominees john brennan and chuck hagel facing resistance. a show down looming in the senate as democrats attempt to break a gop filibuster of the defense nominee chuck hagel. >> good morning ainsley, first things first that top job at the pentagon since we are one day closer to the devastating automatic cuts to the defense departments potentially being brought about by the sec quest tore on the first of march. even during such an uncertain time some republicans want to make sure the correct person is installed as defense secretary.
, art, certainly we have a lot of deals going on. the biggest month for u.s. deals since june 2008. it's the gdps around the world putting a wrempbl into futures this morning. >> particularly in europe, shares of gdp reports knocked europe for a tailspin here. not too much valentine's day cheer showing up. so far beginning to look like the dow has given up rallying for lent. let's hope that doesn't continue. >> lent is a long time so let's hope not. in terms of the g-20, it's sort of a photo-op and that's it. is it much more important this time around as there's so many statements regarding currency manipulation being bandied about, having an impact on currency market and equity markets. >> you're absolutely correct. it went from g 7 comments to possibly right on the main table. g-20 meeting. the thrust is the end. how do we keep this orderly and prevent an outright currency war from breaking out. we've got a lot of american message fund players going along. half the world appears to be short the end believing this is going on. >> a longtime strategy to a certain extent, worries about
pinkston, kpix 5. >>> what will the new merger between american airlines and u.s. airways do to ticket prices? we'll look into whether the merger is good or bad for your bank account. >> mobile5 is live. half moon bay gets ready for a piano man's final performance. the reason this piano is going up in flames. >> and kpix 5 is the official television station for the new bay bridge opening celebration. a live look at the eastern span of the new bay bridge as we count down to opening day. mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ ♪ airlines are becoming one. "american airlines" and "us- airways" announced today they plan to merge. k-p-i-x five reporter julie >
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